Dec 30, 2012 5:00am PST
to the bay area. >> wonderful. >> i grew up in dallas, texas. and i moved here from new york. i was ordained about a year ago. >> wonderful. and i'm wondering, from both of the places that you come from and certainly you went through the school in the meantime, what actually attracted you to come to the san francisco bay area and serve our community? >> well, the bay area is just a wonderful place to live and the jewish community here is a great jewish community and i was attracted to come because of the diversity, the open bs that bun finds in san francisco, and just the -- having been here only in the past as a tourist, loving the time i spent in the bay area, it's good to come here. >> so i went to stanford as an undergrad and decided to become a rabbi based on the jewish community in the bay area and how vibrant and engaging it was for young adults so when i left to move to israel i always wanted to come back. and this is just an amazing opportunity to reconnect with friends and mentors and i have a lot of family that lives in east basothat was also a real draw. >> so there'